ICT resilience of critical infrastructures: implementation of the minimum standard for railway control systems

Federal Office of Transport, Compagnie du chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher SA, Freiburgische Verkehrsbetriebe Holding (TPF) AG, zb Zentralbahn AG, Rhätische Bahn AG

Key facts

Critical infrastructures (CIs) ensure the supply of indispensable goods and services in Switzerland. In order to protect these CIs, it is necessary to keep them functional at all times, insofar as possible. In this context, the resilience of information and communication technology (ICT) and critical infrastructure protection (CIP) against cyberthreats is of great importance. On 8 December 2017, the Federal Council adopted the national CIP strategy (2018–2022), which includes rail transport. The Confederation spends around CHF 4.5 billion annually on preserving value and expanding the railway infrastructure.